Facts About Fracking

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‘œFracking’ is an informal term for hydraulic fracturing. But first, let’s define ‘œfracking.’ ‘œFracking’ is a process wherein a large amount of water will be injected into a solid surface or rocks with other rock formations that have fractures. When there is a high amount of water being injected into the rock formation, the tendency is to make the fractures open so that the oil and the gas could flow out of the rock formation. It is a process where the oil and gas will be brought out of the rock formations.

Fact 1: The abusive use of fracking may cause earthquakes in a certain place or the place where the fracking process was being done.

Fact 2: One of the disadvantages of fracking is that it may cause tiny quakes. And if the process is not being done properly, then there is a tendency that it would be dangerous for the people residing in a nearby location.

Fact 3: The Safe Water Drinking Act is one of the provisions when it comes to the rules that should be observed when doing hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

Fact 4: There are tendencies that the fracking process may contaminate the water supplies by mixing it  with carcinogenic elements that could not be removed after several decades.

Fact 5: Fracking is securing another source of energy which is cleaner.

Fact 6: Rock formations that serve as tourist spots for visitors are being destroyed for the sake of fracking.

Fact 7: Fracking had developed the expansion of the natural gas supply in the United States of America.

Fact 8: Large quantities of water are needed in the performance of fracking.

Fact 9: The most common chemicals in fracking are: methanol, isopropanol, crystalline silica, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, hydrotreated light petroleum distillates, sodium hydroxide and ethylene glycol.

Fact 10: Texas has the highest volume of hydraulic fracturing.

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